Rendlesham: Village show is a record-breaker as crowds turn out to enjoy the fun
- Credit: Sarah Lucy brown
A village show turned out to be a record-breaker – as more people than ever before enjoyed a fun-packed family day out.
The programme for the Rendlesham Show at Jubilee Park on Saturday included fairground rides, donkey rides, a birds of prey display, assault courses, food court, arena events, and an Anglo-Saxon living history encampment.
Carole Brason, a parish councillor and one of the show organisers, said it had been “quite an extraordinary day”.
She said: “It was an incredible day both for the people who came to enjoy the huge number of stands, stalls and entertainment, but also for Rendlesham as a community.
“It’s events like this that really bring people together.”
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The day also included Rendlesham’s first Garden Show.
Parish clerk Heather Heelis said: “We were impressed by both the standard and number of entries for the Garden Show and the competitive spirit of the residents and look forward to making this an annual event.”
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Council chairman Kay Nash said: “Numbers exceeded all expectation, which in turn has raised over £3,000 for our skatepark project.”
Though she pulled her Spitfire out of a display at the show because of the furore over flying at Bentwaters, pilot Carolyn Grace made a personal appearance at the event and said she was very moved to hear and see the overwhelming support from the village.
A half-size model Spitfire, lent to the parish council for the day by Bill Kemble, took pride of place as part of the Support the Spitfire campaign.